Horticultural Science - Online and Distance Education

Horticultural Science

 

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Cultivate. Innovate. Manicure. Arrange. Beautify the world while building a career in horticultural science.

A recently published report from the USDA indicates that graduates with degrees and certifications in agriculture-related fields (including horticulture) will be in high demand, with an estimated 57,900 high-skilled job openings annually between 2015 and 2020 (Gallager, Greenhouse Grower, 2015). Employers are looking for graduates with expertise in food, agriculture, renewable resources and the environment. The demand for employees may well be greater than the supply of horticulture graduates.

This is great news for graduates but not so great news for employers. Our graduates typically find employment opportunities in the following three career paths:

  • In traditional horticultural science roles, working with plants in a variety of positions and in a wide range of employment levels;
  • Working the business side of the industry;
  • In education, teaching horticultural science as a postsecondary educator.

Learn more about each of these horticultural science career paths and explore employment opportunities that align with your green thumb.

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Love biology, biotechnology, and other applied sciences? Always enjoyed helping plants grow? Most of our graduates build rewarding careers in one of the below positions.  For a comprehensive list of careers, please visit the Seed Your Future website.

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